- A prophet has condemned the killing of the chairman of CAN in Michika, Adamawa state by Boko Haram terrorists
- Prophet Itodo said CAN has been enmeshed in playing politics and fraternizing with political opponents of the present administration
- According to Itodo, the association alongside the opposition is involved in heating the polity in Nigeria at the detriment of uniting the body of Christ in Nigeria
The general overseer of the Ark of Covenant Total Life Ministries, Prophet Isaac Itodo, has alleged that the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has been enmeshed in playing politics and fraternizing with political opponents of the present administration.
Itodo said that the association alongside the opposition is involved in heating the polity in Nigeria at the detriment of uniting the body of Christ in Nigeria.
The cleric while speaking with journalists in the wake of the killing of the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Michika local government area of Adamawa state, Reverend Lawan Andimi, by Boko Haram terrorist group.
Prophet Itodo said the prophecy from God is that the leadership of the CAN has compromised its position as a body of Christ to lead the children of God by availing itself as a willing political tool for sale to the highest bidder.
"As strange as this may sound, the revelation from God is that the leadership of CAN as it was engaged in too many activities that brought the body of Christ into disrepute in return for a plate of porridge," Itodo said.
The clergy said that some of the decisions taken by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan were not in the interest of the country and instead of the leadership of CAN to speak out, they supported him by playing the religious card.
"The CAN was a willing tool used by the Goodluck Jonathan administration to hide the killings and mismanagement of public funds meant for the procurement of arms and ammunition to prosecute the Boko Haram war in North-East Nigeria."
The cleric further added that some leaders of CAN instead of sober reflecting on the killing of the chairman of CAN in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, they have capitalized on it to make monetary demands from highly placed politicians in the country for propaganda purposes.
"God works in mysterious ways. Ways we mortals cannot comprehend. For in Romans 1:18, it stated that "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth," Itodo said.
The cleric averred that God is angry with the leadership of CAN and advises them to retrace their steps or be ready for God's visitation upon them.
Prophet Isaac Itodo further asserted that CAN allowed itself to become an accomplice in the unemployment equation by seeking to pray for Governors and top politicians that are ready to pay than holding a nationwide spiritual exercise to disgrace the devil and his plans for Nigeria.
"The leadership of CAN is cash and carry, where prayers are offered in return for money. They prefer to be seen in the company of governors and other political office holders who can pay their price in return for prayers. And to think that the leadership of CAN is now using the killing of Rev. Lawan Andimi to seek personal gains from top politicians in the country is very sad," he said.
He also said that leadership of CAN must imbibe the spirit of uprightness and deviate from their old ways and seek His Face in times of tribulations rather than running to those whose actions and inactions have contributed to the level of insecurity in Nigeria.
When asked about the state of insecurity in the country as one of God's wrath on Nigeria, the clergy stated that the issue of insecurity had been politicized and blown out of proportion by politicians.
"The issue of insecurity has been politicized, and it is sad that CAN have been brought into the fray by these same set of politicians that are fueling the crisis to demand the sacking of Service Chiefs. Monies have indeed exchanged hands with the leadership of CAN for them to be calling for the sack of Service Chiefs," Itodo concluded.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has condemned the killing of the chairman of Andimi by Boko Haram terrorists.
Welby described the killing of Andimi as another attack on the Christendom.
He said Andimi's last statement shortly after his capture by the terrorists was of hope and faith and that Christians across the globe must thank God for his witnesses in Christianity.
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